Hexagram 7 Shih
7 The Army
Above: K'un - Receptive, Earth
Below: K'an - Pit, Water
Shih shows how with firmness and correctness a wise leader will bring good fortune and no errors. Looking after and educating soldiers is the best way for emergency use.
Six at the bottom means:
A disciplined army will grant success, an undisciplined one, evil.
Nine in the second position means:
The leader is in the middle of the army.
Six in the third position means:
The army may lack leaders.
Six in fourth position means:
The army retreats without error.
Six in the fifth position means:
In a field are birds, advantaging to seize and destroy.
The oldest son leading the army, while younger men are in office it results in evil.
Six at the top means:
Rewarded are the supporters of the great leader.
Inferior men should not be given leadership positions.
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